At the meeting, Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Resources addressed stakeholders and shared his personal commitment to sustainable development, while describing some of the company's recent sustainability initiatives. Tom Albanese, Group CEO, highlighted the company's approach to sustainability risks embedded within the overall business, key focus areas and actions to mitigate risk. Phillip Turner, Group HSE Head, informed the audience about the group's perspective to develop a culture of safety at Vedanta, both on the ground and at senior management levels, to accelerate the company’s journey towards zero harm.
Roma Balwani, President, Group Communications and Sustainable Development, shared an update on Vedanta's approach and initiatives towards social license to operate. She highlighted the company's efforts in the last year, towards transparent dialogue and a robust grievance processes, and explained the crucial engagement with the community and other stakeholders in order to build trust. She reiterated Vedanta's commitment as an equal opportunity employer that respects and preserves the culture and heritage of local communities, including socially vulnerable groups.
Vedanta’s management team including Deshnee Naidoo, CEO, Zinc International, Steven Din, CEO, KCM, Ramesh Nair, CEO BALCO, Abhijit Pati, CEO, Aluminum and Ajay Dixit, CEO, Power provided an update on the company's overall approach and stakeholder specific areas of interest such as climate change, environmental management, safety, fatality prevention, community relations and human rights.
The meeting included a Q/A with the participants, and this engagement received a positive response from Vedanta’s stakeholders.